IKEA named to People’s first annual “50 Companies That Care” list

Conshohocken, PA, 2017-Apr-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (03/30/2017) IKEA announced it was named to People’s first annual “50 Companies That Care” list, jointly chosen by People and Great Place to Work. The companies were recognized for going above and beyond to create a caring environment for employees, and for supporting them throughout their professional and personal lives.

This list is based on more than 368,000 surveys from individuals employed by U.S. businesses across a range of industries. The 2017 “50 Companies That Care” were also selected based on their benefits and charitable work, as well as personal accounts of the positive impact these organizations have made on the lives of their employees.

IKEA U.S. has recently been recognized among stakeholders, the media and customers for its new parental leave policy. As of January 1, 2017, IKEA has been offering an expanded parental leave benefit for all co-workers who are welcoming a child into their families providing up to 4 months paid time off.* Additionally in January 2015, IKEA implemented a new minimum wage structure based on the local living costs instead of the cost of labor. In January 2016, IKEA raised local minimum wages again. The average minimum hourly wage is $11.87 and all IKEA stores have a minimum wage above $10 per hour. The average hourly pay rate is $15.45/hour.

Over the last year, IKEA U.S. has also been recognized by Fortune (March 2017) for one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work; Glassdoor (October 2016) for Best Companies for Vacation and Paid Time Off; FORTUNE (December 2016) for 50 Best Companies to Work for Diversity and Inclusion; the Human Rights Campaign for 100% index which measures an LGBTQ inclusive workplace, and others.

“What we found so striking about the Companies That Care was just how personal their employees’ stories were. These organizations go out of their way again and again to look after the well-being of their people, both day to day and during personal struggles when they need it the most,” said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work.

The Companies That Care is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and its partner publications based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations. To see the schedule for all Great Place to Work Best Workplace lists and more information on how to apply, visit Great Place to Work’s website.

For further information, please contact:
Mona Astra Liss, Corporate Public Relations Director, 610.834.0180, ext.5852, mona.liss@ikea.com

SOURCE: Inter IKEA Systems B.V.